#62 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 3

#62 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 3

Aeneas reflects Augustus in many ways – they both place duty and piety before their own comfort and interests.  Both have to endure great hardships and struggles for many years before final victory is won and the greater community can enjoy peace and...
#61 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 2

#61 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 2

It would be a mistake to see Virgil’s poetry as purely political propaganda.  It was a matter of self-respect for Augustus to allow artists to do their art.  He genuinely wanted to be admired for what he did for Rome – not for what he could do to you. His...
#60 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 1

#60 – Virgil & The Aeneid Part 1

“I sing of arms and the man”. Get ready for that classical education you missed out on because your parents couldn’t afford to send you to a real school (in the 19th century)! We’re going to spend the next THREE EPISODES talking about Publius...